Archive for May, 2010

Donald Wilhelm Shares His ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an old friend whom I met soon after I was diagnosed with my own cancer on Planet Cancer. Donald Wilhelm is a five time Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ‘Survivor’, an author and a truly inspiring man. He truly gets what ‘Survivorship’ is all about and once again gives us [...]


“My Voice” by Donald Wilhelm

"My Voice" by Donald Wilhelm

What does it mean to me to be a survivor?
It’s a private club that I’m extremely proud to belong to.  Although the initiation to get into the survivors club stinks, I feel a kindred bond with folks with similar experiences, even though I may never have met them.
Further, I feel like I am blessed because [...]


Robert Marraro Shares His ‘Voice’ as a ‘Co-Survivor’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a truly amazing man, Robert Marraro. We first met Robert at the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit where he and Rebecca Esparza, his fiance’, were delegates for their own advocacy work in the cancer arena. These two are real forces of power with amazing hearts and today Robert [...]


“My Voice” by Robert Marraro

"My Voice" by Robert Marraro

When Your World Comes Crashing Down Around You
I remember that day long ago when my world as I knew it would be turned upside down and inside, out. It’s forever etched in my memory. It was the day after Thanksgiving, 2001. I was blessed and thankful for many things, but my feelings of gratitude evaporated [...]


Ron Dobbins Shares His ‘Voice’ on Video

Ron Dobbins Shares His 'Voice' on Video

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing 2x ‘Survivor’, Ron Dobbins.  Ron shares his journey into ‘Survivorship’ as he talks about his own battle with cancer and where he is today. We had the lucky fortune of meeting this awesome man at the recent Liver Symposium in Fort Worth put on my [...]


Roger Howe Shares His ‘Voice’ on Video

Roger Howe Shares His 'Voice' on Video

Today, Roger Howe shares his amazing ‘voice’ and his journey into ‘Survivorship’. Roger and I met at the Liver Symposium in Fort Worth recently and I was truly moved by his story. He is a multi-time ‘Survivor’ with a ‘voice’ that resonates deeply into each person whom he shares his story with. He is without [...]


Arlene Quezada Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a truly amazing ‘Survivor’, Arlene Quezada. Arlene journey into her own ‘Survivorship’ began after her diagnosis of juvenile pilocytic astrocytomo. She without a doubt is a ‘Survivor’ and her story gives us all reason to stand up and cheer for her because she truly rocks! Don’t miss [...]


“My Voice” by Arlene Quezada

"My Voice" by Arlene Quezada

“It’s not about how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”
At seventeen years old, as I was beginning to evolve into a young woman, my life changed, and it changed forever.  In November of 2002, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a brain tumor located in [...]


Galen Thompson Shares His ‘Voice’ on ‘Video

Galen Thompson Shares His 'Voice' on 'Video

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing ‘Survivor’ from Iowa, Galen Thompson. We had the great pleasure of meeting Galen at the recent Liver Symposium in Fort Worth where he shared his ‘voice’ on camera with us becoming the 89th ‘Survivor’ to do so for the ‘Video’ section of the “Voices of [...]


Kevin ‘Boa’ Shares His ‘Voice’ on Video

Kevin 'Boa' Shares His 'Voice' on Video

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of one truly amazing man, Kevin a.k.a. ‘Boa’. We met Kevin in April at the Liver Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas and were immediately blown away by his passion for life and love for a great organization that he works to promote, ‘First Descents’. If you aren’t familiar [...]


Andy Coles of the UK Shares His ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of the United Kingdom. This time Andy Coles, a true ‘Survivor’ in every sense of the word shares his incredible story with us and from the very beginning of life, this man was a ‘Survivor’! Don’t miss his incredible journey through ‘Survivorship’ as it is one that will [...]


“My Voice” by Andy Coles

"My Voice" by Andy Coles

You could say my experience as a ‘survivor’ started 6 months after my conception.  I was born 3 months premature, weighing in at a weedy 2lb 6oz; the doctors rushing me into the ICU early on Christmas Eve, 1975.  My parents have always said that I was just impatient to get out because I didn’t [...]


Sandra Miceli Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of the great northern country of Canada and more specifically by way of an amazing ‘Survivor’, Sandra Miceli. Sandra is an awesome woman who has opened up fully about her own journey into ‘Survivorship’ and helps us once again to gain a deeper understanding of what that word [...]


“My Voice” by Sandra Miceli

"My Voice" by Sandra Miceli

In March 2005, I fell at work and as a result, I needed knee surgery and I had really hurt my back. After a lot of x-rays and physio, it was decided that they couldn’t do anything for my back and that I had to learn to live with my pain. After a few months, I went back [...]